Flu is more dangerous than the common cold for children. Each year, flu
places a large burden on the health and well-being of children and families. An influenza vaccination is the best method for preventing flu and its potentially severe complications in children. CDC recommends that all children 6 months and older get a flu vaccine.
- Children, the Flu, and the Flu Vaccine
Information about the danger of flu and flu vaccination recommendations for children and their contacts...
- Children and Antiviral Drugs
Information about influenza antiviral
drugs; an important treatment option for the flu.
- Questions & Answers: Opening and Mixing Tamiflu® Capsules
with Liquids if Child Cannot Swallow Capsules
- Protecting Against the Flu: Advice for Caregivers of Children Younger Than 6 Months Old
Research has shown that children younger than 5 years of
age are at high risk of serious flu-related complications.
- Flu and Children with Neurologic Conditions
A guide for parents to help protect children with neurologic conditions from influenza.
- The Flu: A Guide for Parents
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Questions and answers
about the flu, how to protect your child, treatment, and more
- Why Flu Vaccination Matters: Personal Stories from Families Affected by Influenza
Watch a 1 minute video about the importance of flu
vaccination for children
- Snort. Sniffle. Sneeze. No Antibiotics Please!
Explains why antibiotics don't work for a cold or the
- Ounce of Prevention
Tips and streaming video for parents and
children about the steps and benefits of effective hand washing
- See also Information for Schools